Conisbrough Music Festival launch night

Conisbrough Music Festival launch night.
Conisbrough Music Festival launch night.

Plans for a new music festival in Doncaster were revealed at a launch night showcasing some of the bands who are set to play.

The Conisbrough Music Festival is set to take place on June 27 next year and will feature more than 30 bands across several stages in the village.

Organisers held a launch night at the Castle Club in Conisbrough on Saturday, August 2, to showcase a number of bands who are set to play at the musical extravaganza.

Mum-of-two Lori Gardner, 42, of Eastfield Road, Epworth, who is in charge of booking bands for the festival, said: “We had a really great turn out for the launch night and it was a good way to promote what we are doing.

“We will be organising some more nights in the lead up to Christmas and the festival just to get the word out there.

“It also serves as a taster for what’s to come at the festival.”

The launch night featured bands including Saint Harlot, The James Sunderland Collective, Ramble Gamble and The Verals.

All are due to appear at the festival among numerous other regional bands and club acts.

The event will be free to get in and organisers are currently looking at different venues to stage the gigs.

Lori, who works at Electro Music in Doncaster, said: “We are hoping to have three stages outside. We have been talking to the Lord Conyers and we would like to have a stage outside in the grounds of Conisbrough Castle, that would be amazing.

“It will be free to get in and so we are raising money at our launch nights too.

“We hope it will be similar to the Tramlines Festival in Sheffield and people will be free to bring food and drink between stages so hopefully it will boost the local economy too.”

For more information visit www.facebook.com/conisbroughmusicfest site.